Media surrounds us and influences the times that we inhabit. This is a discussion course looking critically at media in society. The advances and pace of media are astounding. Here in this forum we will look at social networks, self-publishing, magazines, the influence of technology upon image meaning and content.

This is an 8-week course, meeting weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6;45PM - 9:00PM

NOTE:  No classes  the weeks of October 15 and October 21

Instructors

Brenton Hamilton

Brenton Hamilton holds his MFA in photography, earned in 1992, from the Savannah College of Art & Design. He is the Chair of the Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling program at Maine Media College.

His teaching specialties include, B&W Craft,  Historic Processes, and the History of Photography at Maine Media College. Brenton is an enthusiastic workshop leader exhibiting special care and interest in the teaching process and for his students.

Brenton’s own work is inspired by the 19th century and has become a principal area of research and inspiration both as a historian and a printmaker. Devoted to the cyanotype, Brenton’s embellished images are exhibited nationally and are held in the permanent collections at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine and the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine. Current projects include publishing OBSCURA, a quarterly magazine devoted to contemporary issues and on going studio work.  Brenton's work is represented by TILT Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona and in Maine at Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland.  In January, 2017 The University of Maine Museum of Art installed a mid-career retrospective of his decades of practice.

Course Dates

Sep 6 to Nov 8

Levels

Tuition

$349

Class Size

12